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Swedish government sacks entire Karolinska Institute board over Macchiarini

BMJ 2016; 354 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i4894 (Published 08 September 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;354:i4894
  1. Nigel Hawkes
  1. London

Swedish authorities have sacked the entire board of the Karolinska Institute in an attempt to limit any further damage to the country’s premier medical research centres in the wake of a series of highly critical reports regarding surgeon Paolo Macchiarini.

An investigation published on Monday said that the institute had shown “a stunning indifference” towards highly negative references when it hired Macchiarini,1 an Italian …

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